With the success of his latest album, âPassion, Pain & Pleasure,â R&B crooner Trey Songz is thinking about dropping another gem this year.
“I want to release an album this year,” Songz tells Billboard.com. “We’re starting in the studio now. I’m always thinking about music. I’m in the studio whenever I can be. I’m not pressed or in a rush to make an album right now, but I always have a need to make music.”
The direction isn’t set in stone yet, but Trey isn’t worrying too much about the sound. “I’m feeling very creative, though, so it may be something I’ve never done before. There’s always a certain amount of pressure there, but I like that. With every album, I definitely want to grow my audience as well as myself.”
Songz current release, âPassion, Pain & Pleasure,â has sold 662,000 copies and has produced several hit singles including “Bottoms Up” featuring Nicki Minaj and the chart topper âCan We Be Friends,” which is on pace to surpassing Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx and Maxwell for the longest running No. 1 song on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.
“I think it’s definitely been a gradual build to where we are right now,” says Songz regarding is growing career. “I’ve worked very hard to get where I am…I’ve been blessed to have a lot of hits within the last two, three years, so I went from being a song you hear on the radio to being an artist you hear on the radio.”
Continue the push for âPassion, Pain & Pleasure,â Songz is gearing up to release the music video for his next single âLove Facesâ and he will also kick off his 5-city âLove Faces Tourâ February 11th; joined by Lloyd.
Following his âLove Faces Tour,â Songz will travel to the UK to support Ne-Yo on his European tour and then to Australia with Usher.
“We’ll be overseas for two months making sure that I’m world-renowned as a great tour act versus just another song,” he explains. “I put in a lot of work to be loved and welcomed in arenas and shows in America, so I want the same thing for overseas. I’m just exploring every opportunity, and I definitely will be making (new) music when I come back.”